Caribbean Stud

Caribbean Stud is also referred to as Caribbean Stud Poker in many circles, but it is vital to remember the differences between playing poker against other players, or playing poker against the house. In games like Hol ‘Em or Omaha Hi, players contribute a small fee to the house known as rake. The rake is where the house makes its money, allowing the players to then face-off for the remaining funds in a game where skill, deception, experience and judgment all ride alongside luck. In games such as Caribbean Stud or Video Poker, the player is directly challenging the house Continue Reading →

Keno

Keno has been a popular game in established casinos for many years, mainly due to the fact that it is incredibly easy to pick up and play, and the odds can sound extremely enticing. Keno is essentially a lottery, in which balls numbered between 1-80 are placed inside a machine and drawn at random. For the modern era, in which gamblers increasingly want to play via convenient online casinos, the machine is replaced by a random number generator. The rules remain the same. From casino to casino and website to website, the variations of Keno will differ greatly and so Continue Reading →

Baccarat

There are three main variations of baccarat, known as baccarat chemin de fer (chemmy), baccarat banque, and perhaps the most well-known of the trio, punto banco. When playing in an online casino format, the latter is the form you will come across most frequently, as it allows players to take on the house directly without the need for fellow players to interact with, allowing for instant play round the clock. It is also a game which is based on chance; the fulcrum of any profitable casino. Because most online casinos only use punto banco, the odds are it will simply Continue Reading →

Craps

Craps is synonymous with both street games and as the centerpiece of casinos, but is also becoming an increasingly popular choice for online casinos. Envisage any Las Vegas casino and the odds are you’ll picture a long table laid with green felt, with somebody throwing 2 dice down the centre of the board and a rowdy bunch of onlookers cheering and screaming as Lucky 7 comes in. The game you’re picturing is indeed Craps. The method of playing Craps is incredibly straightforward – players bet on the outcome of the roll of 2 dice, naturally anywhere between a total of Continue Reading →

Video Poker

Video poker varies greatly from the traditional forms of poker such as Hold ‘Em, Omaha, HORSE and so on in that it is almost a different game entirely. Video poker is not played against other individuals but against a computer-generated system. Whilst traditional poker involves a complex mix of strategy, psychology, body language, false tells and patience, video poker returns a much quicker payoff and as a direct result a much higher risk in the short term. The nature of video poker is close to that of a slot machine in terms of players hitting a button and receiving 5 Continue Reading →

Roulettte

Roulette is a classic game of chance, with an iconic table that lists numbers from 0-36, with half being black and half being red (with the exception of 0, which is green). A small ball is spun around a rotating table containing all of the numbers, which is spun around and will randomly fall into a slot with a dedicated number. Players can place their money, which are usually in denominations starting as low as 20p per chip, all over the board. The odds are fairly straightforward: placing your money on a single number returns odds of 35/1, putting the Continue Reading →

Blackjack

One of the most popular card games in casinos everywhere, blackjack goes by several names including pontoon and 21, but no matter the name the rules remain consistent. The game consists of players taking on the dealer individually, meaning that players take it in turns to face the dealer and can either win or lose. The game continues until all players at the table have either won or lost against the dealer. There is no draw in casino blackjack. Continue Reading →

Slot Machines

The slot machine is the definition of gambling on chance. They are the foundation of gambling’s equivalent of Mecca (Las Vegas, for anybody who lives under a rock) and can range from a single cent to thousands of dollars per spin. Accordingly, the jackpots have quite a range on them too.
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